Tennessee Whiskey and Its Effect on the iPhone 6 Video Performance, Featuring Malaena and Duke Robillard!

DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal
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DJI OM-5 with iPhone 6

Here we have a fine local group in Connecticut that goes by the name “Malaena.” It’s a six-piece act and you’ll see they have a team of strong vocalists, including a bass player who sounds just like Van Morrison!

This was a casual outing, where I tested a DJI OM-5 gimbal arm that holds an iPhone. As a result, I was shooting this video in 1080p with my iPhone 6, which is actually software upgraded to an iPhone 7.

But that didn’t help!

The video performance of the older iPhones is poor in comparison to the DJI Osmo camera, and the Osmo will go to 4k and do even better. The iPhone footage is grainy, with no color depth Continue reading “Tennessee Whiskey and Its Effect on the iPhone 6 Video Performance, Featuring Malaena and Duke Robillard!”

Video Fix – Malaena (5 Song Set)

This Too Shall Pass!

The Friday night music scene is alive in the Westerly and Stonington area (RI/CT), where a good variety of musical acts are lined up right through the Columbus Day weekend. At Phoenix Dining and Entertainment in Pawcatuck, CT, the 6-piece pop cover band Malaena took the stage and I was there to capture a few songs.

Pentalogy

Buttercup
Play That Funky Music
Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Again
Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Louie, Louie Continue reading “Video Fix – Malaena (5 Song Set)”

Intermediate Guitar with Mark Urso – Lesson 2 – EZ Chord Notation and Performing | Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass

Guitar Lessons with Mark Urso

Intermediate Guitar with Mark Urso – Lesson 2
EZ Chord Notation and Performing
Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass

A great new lesson video to help make music refreshingly simple!

Starts with lesson and explanation of EZ Chords for Performers

Continues with three songs performed by me

The EZ chords are posted below!

Songs:

Continue reading “Intermediate Guitar with Mark Urso – Lesson 2 – EZ Chord Notation and Performing | Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass”

Blog Returns / New Videos

Hacker Party Time!

After a week of downtime caused by an aggressive hacker bot, here I am back in your living room! It’s good to be back!

Here’s the newest four videos I’ve published:

Easton Corbin @ Washington County Fair | Good Time (Cowbells Mashup with Intros)

Easton Corbin @ Richmond, RI | A Girl Like You

Sugar @ Phoenix | Bang Bang

Franklin Brothers Band @ Phoenix | Ain’t Nobody

Please let me know how the viewing is going on your end, Continue reading “Blog Returns / New Videos”

The Golden Glove – Mark Urso

Videos De Musica

This one dates back to the 1700s. It’s about a girl who stalks a guy. But back in the day, it was a treasured traditional story of a woman in love, across cultural boundaries. From Springsteen in the 70s to campfires with Vikings, themes we hear in popular music are timeless!

I’ll include the lyrics with the chords, below. You can give it a try if you’re a musician, or just read the lyrics; it’s pretty fun. The woman dumps her rich boyfriend for a lowly farmer, and they live happily ever after!

Despite the stalking premise, this song is definitely safe for kids! Continue reading “The Golden Glove – Mark Urso”

Unbroken Chain, Mark Urso

This is for all you Grateful Dead fans!  Unbroken Chain, Phil Lesh’s composition from the “From the Mars Hotel” (1974) album.

From Wikipedia: From the Mars Hotel is the seventh studio album by rock band the Grateful Dead. It was mainly recorded in April 1974, and originally released June 27, 1974. It was the second album by the band on their own Grateful Dead Records label. Continue reading “Unbroken Chain, Mark Urso”

Walking The Dog, Searching For Rufus! Blues Caravan Party in New London Featuring Duke Robillard and Joe Beard

Four New Music Videos Today!

Duke Robillard and Joe Beard took the stage at the Hygienic in New London, Connecticut Saturday night. Joe Beard’s son, Chris, also brought his band for a well-rounded assortment of rock and blues.

But the night opened with Chris Leigh. The event was organized by Leigh’s drummer, Bobby Christina. On the technical side of things, during the song “Walking The Dog,” the keyboard player tried to hide under his keyboard, but my tracking skills were invincible!

You can’t hide from me, Rufus! Continue reading “Walking The Dog, Searching For Rufus! Blues Caravan Party in New London Featuring Duke Robillard and Joe Beard”

New London Comes Alive for 9-11; Duke Robillard Graces the Stage at the Hygienic

Chris Beard Band, Joe Beard, Bobby Christina, Duke Robillard, Live on September 11, 2021 at Hygienic Art Park in New London, CT

New Englanders remembered September 11th with a wide variety of parades and special events. Westerly, Rhode Island hosted its annual Summer Pops concert in Wilcox Park, there were parades in many communities, and the music menu was very full of events!

In New London, CT, session drummer Bob Christina hosted “Bobby Christina’s Blues Caravan,” with musical legends Joe Beard and Duke Robillard, at the indoor/outdoor Hygienic Art Park on Bank Street.

Here’s Robillard and Beard, with Christina on drums and Tommy Reed (bass). An Eddie Taylor tune called “Train Fare Home.”

I’ve got more with Duke and Joe. Robillard told me he hand-painted the Epiphone guitar he’s playing; it’s pretty fabulous! He actually does commissions for his artwork painted on guitars!

Overall, a great night to experience the essence of blues performed by the greatest musicians around!

Hygienic Art is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating an enriching cultural experience in the city of New London Connecticut.

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Mark Urso
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Triple Play Sunday! Franklin Brothers Band, Roomful of Blues and Easton Corbin

Triple Play! Three New Music Videos!

A great variety of new 2021 videos for you today! Last night the popular Franklin Brothers Band from New London, CT mixed up some originals, new material and classic pop covers, bringing a very entertaining, well done show to Pawcatuck, CT’s Phoenix nightclub. I’ll have more footage with some nice camera flyarounds in the next few days from this show. For now, here’s a Franklin Brothers original, 100 Days, 100 Nights, featuring Nichelle Rollins on lead vocals, to start today’s musical feast! Continue reading “Triple Play Sunday! Franklin Brothers Band, Roomful of Blues and Easton Corbin”